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  Netscape 6.x - E-mail Client for Macintosh OS X

Links for Netscape 6.x:  Browser | Newsgroups | Profiles |

Links for mail:  Edit accounts | Folders | Message filters |

Links on this page :  SMTP Authentication |

 

Key Settings:  Key Settings Cookies

Incoming Mail Server = Follows this format: mail.ispname.com (or .net) with your ISP's name substituted for "ispname.com (or .net)".

Outgoing Mail Server = Follows this format: mail.ispname.com (or .net) with your ISP's name substituted for "ispname.com (or .net)".

SMTP Authentication (e-mail username) is required to send e-mail.

 

  Creating new e-mail accounts:

Warning:  if you delete an e-mail account, all the e-mails will be deleted along with it.

When you first open Netscape, the Browsing program opens first.  To open the Mail program, do the following:

On the Toolbar, click Tasks and select Mail & Newsgroups from the menu.

 

Netscape Mail opens.

On the Toolbar, click Edit and select Mail & Newsgroups Accounts Settings from the menu.

 

The Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings window opens.

Towards the bottom, left corner, click Add Account.

 

The Account Wizard launches.

Select Email account from the list.

Click Next to continue.

 

Your Name  =  Enter your name.
Email Address  =  Enter your e-mail address.

Click Next to continue.

 

Select the type of incoming server you are using  =  Select the option POP.

Incoming server = Incoming Server The Incoming (POP3) mail server usually follows this format:  mail.ispname.com (or .net).  Replace the "ispname.com (or .net)" with your ISP's name.

Note:  If this is the first time you're setting up an account, Netscape will also ask for Outgoing Server info:

Outgoing Server = Outgoing Server The Outgoing (SMTP) mail server usually follows this format: mail.ispname.com (or .net).  Replace the "ispname.com (or .net)" with your ISP's name.

Click Next to continue.

 

User Name  =  Enter your e-mail username (everything before the @).

Click Next to continue.

 

Account Name  =  Enter a name for the e-mail account.  It doesn't matter what you call it, but it should be distinctive.  This will help you distinguish it from any other e-mail accounts you create.

Click Next to continue.

 

Click Finish to complete the wizard.

Important:  You still need to enable SMTP authentication or you will not be able to send e-mail.  The next screenshot explains this.

 

After clicking Finish, you'll be returned to the main Accounts screen shown below.

Highlight Outgoing Server (SMTP).

To the right, you'll see three fields:  Server Name, Port, and User Name.

Server Name = Outgoing Server The Outgoing (SMTP) mail server usually follows this format: mail.ispname.com (or .net).  Replace the "ispname.com (or .net)" with your ISP's name.
Port  =  The default port number is perfect:  25.

Enabling SMTP Authentication:

SMTP authentication helps deter people from spamming you.  It's as simple as Entering a username and password.  Without SMTP authentication, you will not be able to send e-mail.

Check the box Use name and password.

User Name  =  Enter your e-mail username (everything before the @).

Click OK when finished.

 

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